Things to do in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont, Nov. 5 -11

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American Legion Post 69: Monthly meeting, Thursday 7 p.m., EBoard meeting immediately following. Veteran's Day ceremony, Wednesday 11:11 a.m. At the memorial in front of the Fisher School. Open house at Post 69 immediately following. Information: 802-375-6157 or on Facebook. Arlington, Vt.

Blood Drive: American Red Cross. Monday 1 to 6 p.m., St. Joseph's Church, 414 North St., Pittsfield. To make an appointment to give blood: Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, redcrossblood.org or 800-733-2767.

Bounti-Fare Restaurant: Auction to benefit Kumar the Adams K9 Officer Program. Tuesday 6 p.m. Auction for painting and sculpture of Kumar by Berkshire Carousel artists and sculptors. Entertainment by Wykyd Band, BHS bloodmobile and more. 200 Howland Ave., Adams, Mass.

Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market: Farm to Glass Throwdown. Sunday 5 p.m. Fundraiser for the new winter farmers market, making it the only year-round farmers market in the county. Tickets: eventbrite.com/e/farm-to-glass-throwdown-tickets-19022528896. Hotel on North, North Street, Pittsfield, Mass.

First Reformed Church of Chatham: Pulled Pork Dinner. Friday, 4:40 to 7 p.m. Donations: $10 per person. Take outs available, 518-392-5926. Proceeds benefit the Veterans Miracle Center in Albany. 23 Kinderhook St., Chatham, N.Y.

Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum: Fall book sale, Thursday 4 to 8 p.m., members only; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: 413-499-9480. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, Mass.

MASS MoCA: Comedian Beth Stelling. Saturday 8 p.m. Tickets: $10 students, $14 advance, $20 day of, and $26 preferred; box office 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Tuesdays, 413-662-2111 during box office hours or massmoca.org. Club B10, Marshall Street, North Adams, Mass.

Art

Brill Gallery Productions: Opening reception and artist's talk for "Anaglyphs" by Eric Egas. Saturday 6 to 8 p.m. Eclipse Mill Gallery, 243 Union St., North Adams, Mass.

Clark Art Institute: Research And Academic Program fall lecture series, 5:30 p.m. Clark Fellow Maureen Shanahan, "The Orientalist and the Asylum: Gaëtan Gatain de Clérambault's Veiled Photography." Shanahan is a professor of art history at James Madison University. Information: clarkart.edu or 413-458-2303. 225 South St., Williamstown, Mass.

Norman Rockwell Museum: Meet Rockwell's Models, Friday 2:30 p.m. Free with Museum admission, Museum members free. Exhibitions opening event — "Masters of the Golden Age: Harvey Dunn and His Students" and "Love a Vet: Honoring Our Veterans," Saturday, 6 to 8 p.m. $20, free for museum members. RSVP: rsvp@nrm.org or 413-931=2264. Love a Vet: A Special Veterans Day Celebration, Wednesday 1 to 5 p.m. Information: 413-931-2221 or nrm.org. Stockbridge.

Williams College Museum of Art: "Hear the Stories," Friday 2 p.m. The digitization of over 2,000 American artworks in the WCMA collection. Curator's Insights, "Faculty Off the Cuff" with Elizabeth Gallerani, Curator of Mellon Academic Programs, Tuesday at noon. 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Williamstown.

Film

Williams College: Second annual German/Austrian Film Festival. 7 p.m. "Atmen" ("Breathing"). Directed by Karl Markovics. Directed by Arnon Goldfinger. In German with English subtitles. Free. Images Cinema, 50 Spring St., Williamstown, Mass.

Kid Stuff

Berkshire Museum: 4th Annual Pajama Night in celebration of Family Literacy Month. Friday 5:30 p.m. Story reading, story walk, free books and PJ party. 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Lecture

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: Noted ecological designer, holistic farm planner, and educator Connor Stedman, Saturday 7 p.m. How to unlock the power of our farms, forests and gardens to grow healthy food, slow climate change and save the planet. Free. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass.

Literary

Chatham Bookstore: Bernie Kukoff, former Hollywood TV producer and writer, reads from his poetry collection, "What This Country Needs." Saturday 4 to 6 p.m. A conversation with Thomas Chulak from the bookstore, Q & A, refreshments. Free. Information: 518-392-3005 or chathambookstore.com. 27 Main St., Chatham, N.Y.

Music

Bennington Museum: Concert featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein. Sunday 2 p.m. Pianist Elizabeth Wright, cellist Maxine Neuman, and violinist Joana Genova. Pre-concert talk by composer and author Allen Shawn. Ada Paresky Education Center of the museum, 75 Main St.,Bennington, Vt.

Berkshire Theatre Group: Natalie MacMaster, "Visions from Cape Breton and Beyond: A Celtic Family Celebration." Saturday 8 p.m. Tickets: $65, $55 and $35; 413-997-4444, berkshiretheatregroup.org or at the box office. The Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.

Mass. College of Liberal Arts: MCLA Presents! Annual Margaret A. Hart '35 Scholarship Concert. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Alternative pop singer DeQn Sue. Tickets: mcla.ticketleap.edu; $12 general admission, $8 for MCLA alumni, $5 staff, faculty and non-MCLA students, $2 MCLA students. Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium at the MCLA Church Street Center, Church Street, North Adams, Mass.

Meetinghouse Café: Tret Fure, a major voice in the women's music movement. Friday 8 p.m. Tickets: $15; $10 for students. Information: uubennington.org. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bennington, 108 School St., Bennington, Vt.

Whitney Center for the Arts: Ron Ramsay and Samantha Talora, "The Chairman: Songs of Sinatra." Saturday 7:30 p.m. Cost: $20; 413-212-4459 or e-mail rerpromusic@gmail.com. 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, Mass.

Theatre

Wilburton Inn: Third annual interactive murder mystery, "Dial M for Manchester." Saturday 6:30 p.m. Follow a cast of actors through the 1902 mansion to solve a mystery at a "dinner party to die for." Tickets: $50; 802-362-2500. 257 Wilburton Drive, Manchester, Vt.


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